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Old 06-05-2011, 09:01 AM
 
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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Thank you Diane,
I feel funny calling you but appreciate your help. What schools are good or should I avoid? HOA's are making it hard for me to find a place I can put up my own above ground pool - and still have city water/sewer..do you know of any? I was looking over at Yorkshire but can't have a pool and the lady would only come down $ 2k on her house...I know there is the great aquatic center there but I really like my own pool in my own yard - and it helps keep all the kids together and my eye on them. ANy advice you have on areas, towns or anything is greatly appreciated..
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:16 PM
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Thank you Diane,
I feel funny calling you but appreciate your help. What schools are good or should I avoid? HOA's are making it hard for me to find a place I can put up my own above ground pool - and still have city water/sewer..do you know of any? I was looking over at Yorkshire but can't have a pool and the lady would only come down $ 2k on her house...I know there is the great aquatic center there but I really like my own pool in my own yard - and it helps keep all the kids together and my eye on them. ANy advice you have on areas, towns or anything is greatly appreciated..
Harformom, like you, before I moved here I had a pool in my yard...loved it. However, if you choose a subdivision w/an HOA and a community pool, I say 99% like it more (w/a community pool.)

There are lifeguards and that's how we made a ton of friends (kabbitzing w/the neighbors at the pool). Plus, you don't have to waste all that time w/maintaining it...that is what part of your dues would be for...

Don't want to totally sway your decision, but I know where you're coming from....
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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Harformom, like you, before I moved here I had a pool in my yard...loved it. However, if you choose a subdivision w/an HOA and a community pool, I say 99% like it more (w/a community pool.)

There are lifeguards and that's how we made a ton of friends (kabbitzing w/the neighbors at the pool). Plus, you don't have to waste all that time w/maintaining it...that is what part of your dues would be for...

Don't want to totally sway your decision, but I know where you're coming from....
Ditto
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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Thanks CouponJack - I understand what your saying and will use the Community pool if there is one as well - for social reasons, but I still like the relaxation of the backyard pool - I know where the kids are, I'm right there, and with it 100 degrees there from May - Sept I can open and close it when I want to.

I know I'm a rare breed and possibly spoiled in this way, but it's a family time thing we all love - I appreciate your insight and understand what your saying -
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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Matthews is all Mecklenburg County. Part of Mint Hill is in Union County. Counties can't take land from other counties in North Carolina.

Sigh, almost right

ALL of Mint Hill is in Mecklenburg County, just like ALL of Matthews is in Mecklenburg County.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:07 PM
 
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Sigh, almost right

ALL of Mint Hill is in Mecklenburg County, just like ALL of Matthews is in Mecklenburg County.
OK, how about is this an exception? My husband has golfed with friends at Old Syacmore in Mint Hill? There are some houses that were built in Union County and the others are Mecklenberg County right in the same development. Right?
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:14 PM
 
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OK, how about is this an exception? My husband has golfed with friends at Old Syacmore in Mint Hill? There are some houses that were built in Union County and the others are Mecklenberg County right in the same development. Right?
The neighborhood is half in Mecklenburg half in Union county - kind of like the way Carowinds Amusement park is half in North Carolina and half in South Carolina! This is not so unusual. The people on the Union County side go to Union County schools and the Meck sides goes to Charlotte schools. Address for all can still read "Mint Hill" because that is simply where they get their mail from, the Mint Hill post office. But Mint Hill is NOT in Union County.

You are not the first newcomer to be confused
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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We just moved to Matthews a year ago and really like it. Its a very cute little town that is close to everything. It is also very family oriented as it hosts alot of outdoor events in their local stumptown park. If you want a feel of it go the the towns website. Good luck!
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